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Sex and the City

Sex and the City

HBO 1998

Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York social scene. 

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The 10 Best Episodes of Sex and the City

Sex and the City - S6E20

#1 - An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux (Season 6 - Episode 20)

After Petrovsky leaves Carrie behind for a second time in Paris, she begins to wonder if she's doomed to follow in Juliet's footsteps. Back in New York, Samantha's chemo treatments are killing her sex drive, and she tries to push Smith away in an attempt to cope with it. Hoping to adopt a baby, Charlotte and Harry host an expectant couple from North Carolina, with the intent of acquiring their unborn child.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 248 votes.

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Sex and the City - S2E18

#2 - Ex and the City (Season 2 - Episode 18)

Carrie wonders why she has never become friend with an ex-boyfriend, and decides that if she must start with someone, that someone mind as well be Mr. Big. She calls him up for inviting him over for a dinner, where he breaks the news that he's proposed to his new girlfriend, Natasha. Shocked, Carrie storms out of the restaurant, shouting and yelling about how with her he had a commitment problem for 2 years, but had found no difficulties on proposing to whats-her-name after 5 months. Meanwhile, the other gals try to find friends themselves. After running away (literally) from Steve, Miranda receives a visit from him in her place and ends up in bed with him – they're friends who have sex. Charlotte tries to become friends with a horse and overcome her trauma caused by her best friend – a horse – who threw her from his back when she was a child. And Samantha faces a challenge: she meets a man with a huge penis. So big that she isn't sure she can make it. When the doubt becomes a certain,

The episode was rated 7.95 from 262 votes.

Sex and the City - S4E18

#3 - I Heart NY (Season 4 - Episode 18)

Carrie accidentally finds out that Big is planning on moving away from NY and wonders if she should have goodbye sex with him. She tries to have a romantic evening with him, but Miranda goes into labor and Carrie has to ditch Big to join her friend at the hospital. Miranda still doesn't feel maternal at all – she doesn't want to be motivated to push and she gets annoyed every time Steve cries about the baby. Meanwhile, Charlotte sees her ex husband and his mother at the museum and decides it's time to date again, but her date freaks out with her apartment. Samantha wears a wig to catch Richard cheating on her with another woman.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 248 votes.

Sex and the City - S4E11

#4 - Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda (Season 4 - Episode 11)

While Charlotte is frustrated that she's can't get pregnant despite her efforts with Trey, Miranda has the exact opposite problem: her lazy ovary combined with Steve's lonely ball somehow managed to get her pregnant in what Samantha called "a mercy fuck" ("he only had one ball", Miranda justifies). Although she's decided to have an abortion, she isn't sure about whether or not to tell Steve. Carrie thinks she should, despite never having told a waiter from The Saloon that she got an abortion herself after a drunk one night stand over a decade ago. In the waiting room of the abortion clinic, Miranda reconsiders her position as she wonder when she'll ever find time and chances to get pregnant again; so she decides to keep it. Meanwhile, Charlotte discovers her uterus is attacking Trey's sperm and considers in vitro fertilization; Carrie comes clean with Aidan about her past after meeting the waiter that knocked her up and Samantha has a hard time being the rep for Lucy Liu and finding a

The episode was rated 7.84 from 248 votes.

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Sex and the City - S3E15

#5 - Hot Child in the City (Season 3 - Episode 15)

Carrie meets a new man, Wade Adams, at a comic store, and falls in love with his fabulous apartment, but not with his mother. Samantha is hired as the publicist for the Bat Mitzvah of Jenny Brier, and finds that Jenny and her friends are as over-sexed at 13 as Samantha is at 34. Charlotte searches the internet for a solution to Trey's sexual problem, and then demands that they see a sex therapist. Miranda is having to wear braces, which make her feel like a teenager, but she gives them up after a date fears he'll get caught up in them.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 228 votes.

Sex and the City - S6E19

#6 - An American Girl in Paris: Part Une (Season 6 - Episode 19)

Before leaving for Paris, Carrie runs into Big outside of her apartment, but she makes it clear to him that she wants him totally out of her life. Ms. Bradshaw then has one last dinner with Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, and it's clear that the four women know that Carrie's absence will have a major impact on all of their lives.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 244 votes.

Sex and the City - S4E2

#7 - The Real Me (Season 4 - Episode 2)

Carrie is asked to be a model on a fashion show mixing real models and real people. At first reluctant to believe she was chosen to be a model, Carrie is quickly swept off her feet with the glamour of the fashion business. But as everything that comes fast goes fast her dream turns into a nightmare when moments before the show her dress is changed to a jewelry panty. With a huge hair, heavy makeover and high heels, Carrie finally feels like a supermodel and enters the stage strong and confident, only to fall from the top of her shoes. Nevertheless, she gets up and goes on with the show, after all she's a real person and when real people fall they get back on their feet and move on. Meanwhile, Charlotte is embarrassed to change gynecologists when she develops a rash on her vagina, and even more embarrassed when the doctor prescribes anti-depressives for her vagina. But the real solution for Charlotte's depressed vagina is more attention, and so Charlotte finally meets her female part wi

The episode was rated 7.83 from 287 votes.

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Sex and the City - S4E8

#8 - My Motherboard, My Self (Season 4 - Episode 8)

Carrie freaks out when her computer crashes because her whole life was on the computer. Everybody starts telling her that she should have backed up her work. Aidan buys her a new computer and a zip drive and she gets angry at him for invading her space. He gets angry at her for not letting him be a part of her life more and he gives her back her key. Miranda's mother dies. Samantha buys a guide on the street featuring 1001 sexual positions and tries them with her wrestling coach boyfriend. For some reason she can't get off and fears that she lost the ability to have an orgasm so she masturbates all day to try and get it back. Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte go to Miranda's mother's funeral to give Miranda their support and Carrie is surprised to see Aidan there.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 252 votes.

Sex and the City - S4E13

#9 - The Good Fight (Season 4 - Episode 13)

Maybe having Aidan move in wasn't such a good idea, as Carrie feels her apartment overcrowded with stuff that isn't hers and noise that disturbs her alone time. Things only get worse once Carrie's old neighbor tells her she's not moving out until the end of the month, postponing Aidan's plans of breaking the walls. After a big fight, Carrie and Aidan spend three days without talking to each other, until she breaks and apologizes first. Turns out there's a lot more about moving in than just throwing out some one-time-worn clothes in order to make room for your future husband's stuff. Meanwhile, Samantha freaks out because she is actually falling in love with her perfect-dicked boss; Charlotte is extremely offended when Trey gives her a cardboard baby and Miranda wonders if having sex is going to hurt the baby.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 231 votes.

Sex and the City - S3E18

#10 - Cock a Doodle Do! (Season 3 - Episode 18)

Mr. Big phones Carrie and invites her to lunch, which she accepts against Miranda's advice. Samantha's sleep is being disturbed by the noise made by some transsexual prostitutes, and she ends up inviting them in for a rooftop party with the other three friends. Charlotte receives an early-morning visit from Trey, who's finally ready for her. Miranda is feeling that her life is in a rut, and runs into Steve on a couple of occasions.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 234 votes.

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Sex and the City - S6E7

#11 - The Post-it Always Sticks Twice (Season 6 - Episode 7)

Carrie and the girls are meeting for their usual breakfast when two bombshells are dropped. The good news is that Charlotte and Harry are engaged... but the bad news is that Berger dumped Carrie via a Post-it note earlier that morning. Carrie swears that she will refrain from giving Berger the satisfaction of an angry message, but winds up inadvertantly leaving one after badmouthing him to some of his friends at an exclusive club. Charlotte absolutely basks in the glow of her engagement to Harry. Her ring is enormous (and patterned after the one given by Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor), and all seems well. All, that is, except for the nagging feeling that somehow this second marriage will be somewhat less special than her first. She tells the girls that this wedding will be far less elaborate than the last, releasing them from bridesmaid duties. Charlotte's attitude changes after running into a enthusiastic barhopping bridal party, rejuvenating her spirits and causing her to re-enl

The episode was rated 7.80 from 235 votes.

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Sex and the City - S3E8

#12 - The Big Time (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Carrie keeps bumping into Mr. Big, causing her to wonder what's going on, which she finds out when he confesses he can't stop thinking about her. Charlotte starts to think that Trey might indeed be her “Mr. Right”. Samantha fears she is becoming menopausal, but when sleeping with Len, an older man from her new apartment building, discovers she's not. Miranda is starting to get fed up with living with Steve, and the last straw comes when he tries to persuade her it's time to start thinking about a baby: they break up.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 258 votes.

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Sex and the City - S4E12

#13 - Just Say Yes (Season 4 - Episode 12)

Upset with the idea of having to move out because her building is going co-op, Carrie faces an even bigger problem: Aidan suggested that they moved in together after he bought both Carrie's and the next door apartment to make one big place for them. It's a big step that needs some thinking time, which is not helped when Carrie accidentally discovers an engagement ring among Aidan's stuff. This makes her question if Aidan is really "the one" and if she is ready for it. But then again, are we ever ready? An unexpected bump into Big doesn't really help her, specially when the ring she saw has nothing to do with her – nevermind that it was Miranda who helped him pick it out. Finally, when she's not expecting, Aidan knees and pops the question. The right timing, the right place – and most important, the right ring – make Carrie say yes. Meanwhile, Miranda faces a proposal too, after she tells Steve she's pregnant with his child. But different from Carrie, Miranda is definitely not ready for

The episode was rated 7.75 from 237 votes.

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Sex and the City - S6E8

#14 - The Catch (Season 6 - Episode 8)

An assignment sends Carrie to explore the newest pastime for singles in New York... swinging through the air on the flying trapeze. Try as she might, Carrie just can't allow herself to let go of the bar and allow her instructor to catch her. While relating this situation to the girls, Harry appears and introduces Carrie to his best man for the upcoming nuptials. After much coaxing, Carrie allows herself a one-nighter with her fellow member of the wedding party, but winds up wildly unsatisfied after he proves to be a less than sensitive lover. Also having relationship issues are Miranda and Samantha. Miranda finds herself hiding underneath her bed (nestled next to Fatty) when Steve drops by unexpectedly with his girlfriend Debbie. Miranda realizes that if she were to actually meet Debbie, she'd have to admit that Steve has found somebody else, and that's not something that she's overly eager to do. Equally troubled is Samantha, for loathe as she may be to admit it, Samantha realizes tha

The episode was rated 7.75 from 232 votes.

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Sex and the City - S6E16

#15 - Out of the Frying Pan (Season 6 - Episode 16)

Aleksandr prefers strong coffee and stronger realities. In the meantime, Charlotte runs to escape the pain of not having a child and bumps into a small bundle of joy; Miranda puts her own desires aside and emphasizes Steve's; and Samantha audaciously gets a new hairstyle.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 223 votes.

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Last updated: jan 18, 2023

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